Tag: ArtSavesLives

This is how it feels to be the child of a suicidal parent

Make it Stop - Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan

There hasn’t been a day since being 11 years old that I wasn’t prepared for my Mother to die. There is no scenario in which my mind has not investigated or planned; from her funeral, what I shall say, how I will feel, who…

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Waiting for a sign – Art and Poetry By Charlotte Farhan

Waiting for a sign - By Charlotte Farhan

  Waiting for a sign – By Charlotte Farhan – Signs are like spoken word pictures form sentences letters are transferred meaning is given through penmanship or even when blurred the beginning of us the metaphor of genesis or the theatre of the absurd….

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Introspection – Art and Philosophy by Charlotte Farhan

Introspection - By Charlotte Farhan

      Are there two worlds, one physical and one mental? Can we experience both with a conscious awareness?  What is introspection and how does one use it? These questions were “in my mind” when creating this piece of art, as a student…

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Stephen Fry, we the victims – who survived; are not taking your freedom of speech away, so please don’t silence our voices

I Can't Look Forward - By Charlotte Farhan

This morning in a suicidal state of flashbacks and being locked in by reliving trauma, my eyes glanced over Twitter and saw that Stephen Fry was trending, so out of concern – immediately clicked the hashtag to see what was going on. Having admired Stephen…

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I Can’t Look Forward – Art and Poetry – By Charlotte Farhan – Reflecting the physical and emotional struggles of having Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Art by Charlotte Farhan

I Can’t Look Forward By Charlotte Farhan In memories I continue to relive, not able to endure this universes reality, my amygdala is highly combative, the fragmented pieces falling from my dead family tree. Infected fear filled eyes, like sores from the past, in…

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The Able in This Diverse Universe writing competition – focusing on ableism, disability, access and overcoming.

Four Paws for Noah

  I am so honoured to be one of the Judges for the Able in This Diverse Universe writing competition alongside Karrie Higgins, Professor Dr. Kwame Brown and Jacqueline Cioffa.   Find out about the other judges of this very important competition by clicking the link: Meet…

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A Chance to Win a FREE Original Painting by Charlotte Farhan

Art by Charlotte Farhan

To thank you all for the amazing support this year I am offering you all a chance to win an original painting by me! These paintings are from some of my most popular collections and have been exhibited in galleries many times. Now you…

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Art Spotlight – The Broken Willow

The Broken Willow - By Charlotte Farhan

The Broken Willow – By Charlotte Farhan   She is a broken willow tree, she searches for love to nourish her bones, nurturing her roots from her lake of tears, wishing for rolling grass and open meadows to plant herself. Once she was child,…

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PTSD AWARENESS ART – Pain and Detachment – By Charlotte Farhan​

Pain and Detachment - By Charlotte Farhan

Pain and Detachment – By Charlotte Farhan​ The pain from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) infects the mind like poisonous thorns and then to alleviate the suffering the mind detaches into a dissociative state. Leaving reality and separating me from the real world. The…

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I Ripped out my Heart – By Charlotte Farhan – Art and Poetry

I Ripped out my Heart - By Charlotte Farhan

I Ripped out my Heart – By Charlotte Farhan   I couldn’t feel anything today, not one feeling was felt, shadows of the world like ghosts, haunted memories locked in, set to continuously replay. Desolation in my mind created an echoing sound, my thoughts…

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